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By SUSAN REIMER | December 16, 2001
I AM ONE of those women who is met with thinly veiled hostility at this time of year. That's because I am done with my Christmas shopping, and have been for a while. It helps if you get started Dec. 26 of the previous year and stay on task during the summer months. Christmas shopping requires a sustained effort. But that isn't absolutely necessary. You could take my husband's approach: His Christmas list has one name on it, mine. And he waits until the last possible moment. (Every year, I weep with anticipated disappointment as the deadline approaches, certain he will be forced to pick up a trinket for me at the 7-Eleven at 11 p.m. Christmas Eve. The man lives dangerously, but he hasn't missed a deadline yet.)
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January 30, 1994
Harford countians have recycled 20,500 Christmas trees this year, more than twice the number collected in the countywide program last year.County officials credited curbside recycling and haulers, who advertised free pickup days, for the success of the program in its fifth year.The recycled trees are ground into mulch, which is available year-round to county residents at the Harford Waste Disposal Center in Street.In exchange for the trees, residents receive a coupon redeemable for a free evergreen seedling.
NEWS
By New York Times | December 26, 1991
THERE'S NO gentle way to announce the bad news of corporate retrenchment, but General Motors takes this year's prize for unnecessary roughness.Seven days before Christmas, it told its 400,000 employees that it will close 21 plants -- it didn't say which -- in the next four years.The company says it made the disclosure to head off escalating public speculation about its plans. Others say it was rushing to head off the possibility that its debt securities were about to be downgraded by Wall Street's credit-rating agencies, thus raising the company's borrowing costs.
FEATURES
By Steve McKerrow | December 12, 1991
On The Weekend Watch:THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT -- The holiday specials continue to count down toward Christmas. And note that one of the previous network annuals, Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," could also be titled "How Ted Turner Stole the Grinch," for it is viewable again this year only on cable, at 7:30 tonight on his TNT service. (The network precedes the show with another good Seuss animation show, "The Butter Battle Book.") On Friday night, "Mickey's Christmas Carol," a collection of classic Disney cartoons of the season, comes to CBS (at 8 p.m., Channel 11)
NEWS
By From Sun news services | December 25, 2008
On Christmas, the NBA gives the gift of basketball - five games broadcast nationally on ESPN, ABC and TNT, the first of which is a yuletide plum, pitting Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic against the Chris Paul-led New Orleans Hornets. The Magic battled an injury bug in the early going, but that hasn't stopped them from winning 13 of their first 17 games. After a breakthrough 2007-2008 season, a relatively slow 9-6 start has everyone in New Orleans asking why. (Noon, ESPN) The second game of ABC's doubleheader is a clash of two teams who met in last season's NBA Finals and whom many pick to lock horns in June when Kevin Garnett and the Boston Celtics take on Pau Gasol and the Los Angeles Lakers.
NEWS
By STEPHEN VICCHIO | December 23, 1994
The Galilean has been too great for our our small hearts.--H.G. Wells''Outline of History'' (1926)My 2-year-son has begun calling his parents ''drone-ups.'' I supposed it was a simple mispronunciation, but at Christmas, one of the most sacred days of the Christian calendar, I am beginning to wonder if the small boy is not already engaged in an important bit of parental character analysis, or perhaps a subtle kind of moral philosophizing.Our adult lives -- the ones we wish so fervently as children to inherit as soon as possible -- do often drone on monotonous, predictable, made of the same pragmatic stuff from day to day. )
NEWS
April 7, 1995
Over the past four years, Howard County's Christmas in April program has renovated more than 106 homes of low-income elderly and disabled residents. That's an impressive record for essentially a volunteer effort. It's a testament to every one of the 3,300 people who has donated time, money and material to this worthwhile endeavor.This year's program, which culminates in a single day of renovation -- April 29 -- is expected to generate similar interest. Thirty-five homes are scheduled to be repaired.
FEATURES
By Elise T. Chisolm | December 22, 1992
She is only 6, and when I asked her what she wanted for Christmas she said, "a Christmas tree." I was surprised, as I didn't think a child that young would ask for that.But then she added, "We didn't have any money for one last year, so maybe this year will be different."She is an inner city child, a one-parent child, a child of the recession, a victim of our times. Her mother has been jobless.I wanted to give her the money for a tree, or send her mother the money. But I didn't know her mother.
FEATURES
By Elise T. Chisolm | December 18, 1990
SHE THINKS Santa Claus is the funniest thing she's ever seen."He makes me laugh, especially with those funny glasses."Peung is from Bangkok, Thailand, and she has just been in this country six months as a new bride. She did not know what Christmas was, and she did not expect the giant carnival atmosphere that precedes the event.We are sitting and looking in awe at the profusion of holiday decorations in a downtown mall. She is eating pizza.There are stars in her beautiful brown eyes this day. She is looking forward to the holiday with great anticipation.
EXPLORE
January 2, 2013
The challenge to keep Christ in Christmas began several years ago. Since then we have seen efforts across our nation to remove Christ from the public arena. The local pastors of the Susquehanna Ministerium made the appeal to remember the reason for the season yet again this year, and a number of Havre de Grace residents, businesses and churches have been very gracious in honoring this challenge by displaying a nativity scene during the Christmas holidays. Even more families have joined the effort.
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